Maps are of course an essential part of geography, and a great outline map can be useful in so many learning situations. Instead of spending a half our searching for the right map, check out and bookmark the resources below.
Education Place Outline Maps
These outline maps from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are free to use for personal and classroom use. The maps are organized by continent, and most are offered both with and without countries labeled.
National Geographics MapMaker Interactive is an awesome resource for creating exactly the map you are wanting. Starting with a base map of the world, you can zoom in to the area you want to see, add in layers such as political boundaries, and add in lines and text. While this resource is great for creating a custom map, it does take a little time to learn all the ins and outs of making it work.
Contemporary Maps of World Regions
This simple looking website from the University of Alabama is full of maps of the world regions in various formats including jpeg and pdfs both in color and black and white. Options include base maps, country labels, capitals, and major cities. Maps are up to date and include new countries such as South Sudan.
Arizona Geographic Alliance
The Arizona Geographic Alliance is part of Arizona State University, and offers tons of resources for teaching geography. Click on Regions to view very nice looking black and white .pdfs of each region. The Countries tab will bring you to maps of some, but definitely not all, major countries.